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Treatment of postoperative photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) corneal haze using self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (PKS)

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First Author: A.Kotb UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Co Author(s):    M. Galal                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (PKS) in treating post photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) corneal haze.

Setting:

The british lasik and cosmetic surgery center, Dubai, UAE

Methods:

This study evaluated retrospectively 10 eyes of 6 patients that were treated with self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (PROKERA_ Slim [PKS], Bio-Tissue, Miami, FL) for moderate-to-severe corneal haze refractory to conventional maximal medical treatments post PRK. Pre and post treatment patients�â�€�™ symptoms, conjunctival inflammation, size and depth of corneal haze and uncorrected and corrected (CDVA) visual acuity were evaluated.

Results:

Significant improvement in all patients UCVA with, marked decrease of corneal haze in all treated eyes the improvement in patient symptoms and visual acuity were significant (P<.05) after placement of PKS for 5 �2 days.

Conclusions:

PKS is proved a safe and an effective treatment to post PRK haze; however, further studies and longer follow up is recommended.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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